• Campaign signs get new life to help people with disabilities

    DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The oversized Carly Fiorina campaign signs along New Hampshire’s Route 4 weren’t enough to keep the Republican presidential hopeful’s campaign alive past Tuesday’s primary, but they could end up helping people with disabilities live their lives more independently.

  • Workers construct the Mercedes Benz Stadium, the future home of the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Atlanta. The Falcons say their first year of PSL sales for their new Mercedes Benz Stadium has gone well. Even so, the idea of paying extra for the right to buy season tickets hasn’t been a hit for all fans. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

    Falcons early PSL sales blow projections ‘out of the water’

    ATLANTA (AP) — Personal seat license sales for the Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium have surpassed expectations set by the firm handling the process for the team.

  • In this Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 photo, Darryl Nevins, owner of a Mosquito Joe franchise, sprays a backyard to control mosquitoes in Houston. Pest control companies in Texas are getting an early surge in business because of concerns that mosquitoes bearing the Zika virus will arrive from neighboring Mexico.  (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Zika virus has phones ringing at pest control, travel firms

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some small U.S. companies are getting an influx in calls — and in some cases, unexpected business— due to fears about the Zika virus.

  • In this March 17, 2015, file photo, Major League Baseball Players Association executive and former Detroit Tigers first baseman Tony Clark talks to the media before a spring training exhibition baseball game between the Tigers and the Washington Nationals in Lakeland, Fla. With spring training approaching and dozens of players still seeking jobs, Tony Clark concluded baseball's current system needs change.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

    AP Interview: Union head Tony Clark pitches for more jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) — With spring training approaching and dozens of players still seeking jobs, union leader Tony Clark concluded baseball’s current system needs change.

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Clemson University Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Pendleton, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Trump settles lawsuit against Univision

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and Univision said Thursday they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants.

  • This photo provided by Disney/Lucasfilm shows a scene from the new film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The film is still playing in more than 2,000 theaters in North America and remains ranked in the top-five at the box office as it enters its ninth week of release. (Film Frame/Disney/Lucasfilm via AP)

    As ‘Force Awakens’ winds down, ‘Avatar’ remains supreme

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two months after opening to unprecedented fanfare, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is finally winding down in theaters, leaving behind arsenals of plastic lightsabers and a trail of box-office records.

  • In this Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 photo, professor Edward Neth poses for a photo in his office at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry at UConn has a list price of $303. For students who use the version that Neth is preparing from publicly available material for the fall semester, the cost will be zero. (AP Photo/Michael Melia)

    Open-source textbooks gain in push for college affordability

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry I at the University of Connecticut has a list price of $303. For students who use the version professor Edward Neth is preparing for the fall semester, the cost will be zero.

  • Giants hire former Lions general manager for front office

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have hired former Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew as their director of football operations/special projects.

  • In this photo take on Sunday Sept. 27, 2015, a Syrian refugee thanks god as he arrives with others from Turkey on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos, aboard a fishing boat. NATO's European commander on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, ordered three warships to move immediately to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of migrants between Turkey and Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

    NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis

    BRUSSELS (AP) — In a dramatic response to Europe’s gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece.

  • A closed Sod House Lane, about 4 miles outside of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon, displays an electronic sign warning of arrest, Thursday morning, Feb. 11, 2016, near Burns, Ore. The last four armed occupiers of the national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning, after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)

    The Latest: Occupiers say they’re preparing to surrender

    BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):